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Twin Coast Cycle Trail Northland

Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
0800 867 87245
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A Northland Stunner

We are two 60+ couples who cycle infrequently, although we have done the Otago rail trail and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lospalmeros
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Great Ride

We are not fit or overly active and haven't been on a bike in years, over weight and in our 50's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
beckyduncan2
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
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0800 867 87245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are two 60+ couples who cycle infrequently, although we have done the Otago rail trail and a number of trails around Auckland. We had a wond+erful time and would recommend the experience to anyone of moderate cycling ability Hopefully useful information below Accommodation: I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not fit or overly active and haven't been on a bike in years, over weight and in our 50's. So don't let that put you off going on this trip. We had the best time, yes, it was challenging on the first day...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Best way to do this ride is Opua to Horeke, unless you want a 1.5 km steep incline up a ravine! Cycled 45 kms from Opua to Kaikohe first day which is a gradual climb. Kaikohe to Horeke on the 2nd day, about 40 kms...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great trail to investigate. We started in Kaikohe and headed to Opua. Pleasant ride - no difficult stages. Finished with a well earned beer at Opua Marina Cafe. Stayed over night at Kaikohe Mid North Hotel which was well priced, clean but dated. Dinner at...More

Thank Jenny K
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great day and enjoyed our ride from Opua to Kawakawa and back. Good value for money; picked up from and dropped off back at motel; modern well maintained bike, good geometry and bum-friendly. The track takes you though lush rather than dramatic...More

Thank gehdev
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We met Robin and Snow Harrison working on their farm. Thank you for sharing your stunning piece of NZ with us and supporting fully this cycleway concept. Visionary people. 36 of us rode over two days staying in local accommodation and spending locally. Learnt a...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The whole trail has only recently been completed. The easiest way to do this is to start in Kaikohe and then either cycling west to Horeke on the west coast or east to Opua on the east coast. Kaikohe is the highest point contour wise...More

1  Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

At 87km this might not be a day ride for everyone, but it is achievable. (We took 9 hrs) Plenty of riders were on a two day trip as hotel accommodation was available about half way. Most of the route is off road on old...More

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this bike trail. We stayed at Okaihau Rail Stay which was excellent. Okaihau is the highest point so on the first day we biked to Opua. A big ride at 60kms but mainly all downhill. Cafes to stop at in Kaikohe and Kawakawa. An...More

Thank Becky G
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We rode the trail both ways,started in Kaikohe and hired our bikes from Top Trail. I was given a brand new bike which was fabulous. Very professional and helpful company would recommend them. We stayed at Mid North Motel. The managers were very accommodating and...More

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blagrovez
14 April 2017|
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Response from kefl0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be ok but you would have to be careful on the downhill which is a series of switchbacks. The track is wide enough. The only other area to watch is you need to use the road before the boardwalk into Horeke
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Raewyn H
8 April 2017|
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Response from Mangakura | Reviewed this property |
There are steep hills making it tricky underfoot in the gravel surface. Personally I would not take an 8 year old with a bike. As a walk alone without bikes maybe. The other areas of the track are far more suitable. Hope... More
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